Scott McTominay was the hero for Scotland as his brace secured a famous victory over Spain.

McTominay, 26, scored a goal in each half as Scotland beat a new look Spain side 2-0 at Hampden Park, their first victory over La Roja in 39 years.

This was a memorable night for the Manchester United midfielder, who has had a very difficult season since losing his place to Casemiro.

He will return to Carrington with a spring in his step, having scored four goals in two matches for Scotland over the international break.

Scotland v Spain: Group A - UEFA EURO 2024 Qualifying Round
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How Spain reacted to McTominay’s performance

McTominay was the hero for Scotland, producing the goals to keep up a 100 per cent record in their Euro 2024 qualifying campaign so far.

His impact was lauded in Spain too, where a lot of the focus was on the disastrous La Roja performance.

Marca gave McTominay a top mark of three stars, on a night where a handful of the Spanish starters received zero.

There was also an uncomfortable comparison where Manchester United are concerned.

Marca wrote that the opening goal was, “a deadly shot from McTominay, an imitator of Steven Gerrard on the night as an arrival of throne and pomp.”

There was a better comparison from Mundo Deportivo, who wrote after his second goal: “McTominay, disguised as Cristiano Ronaldo in this break, slapped Spain again.”

AS noted that McTominay’s sudden scoring streak is ‘new luck’ in his season, adding: “Scott McTominay, by himself, is capable of fanning the fire and the debate around La Roja.”

The newspaper also suggested that Erik ten Hag should try him up front with Marcus Rashford, a debate raging suddenly among United fans.

Bruno Fernandes joked after his brace at the weekend that he was trying out a new role as a striker – one he used to be deployed in for United’s under-21s.

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